Week ending Sunday 2014/06/01

Monday 08:21 · I remember when OS X used to wake up as soon as you opened the lid. [Original.]

Monday 08:28 · @nelson I’ve been told that WiFi network discovery is necessarily slower in the 802.11a/b/c...pqrstuvwxyz era. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 08:56 · Are there any tools to help me find out what my Mac is doing for the ~15 seconds between lid-lifting and screen lighting up? [Original.]

Monday 09:19 · @etandrib Yeah, current model. [Original, responding to @etandrib.]

Monday 10:08 · @anandshimpi I on the other hand want a high-quality lower-*size* phone. My tethered N7 offers screen space when I need it. [Original, responding to @anandshimpi.]

Monday 10:21 · @danielpunkass Same thing. Recent rMBP. No cursor. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Monday 10:22 · RT @ramez: Barclays downgrades entire US electric utility sector. Why? Plunging cost of Solar + Storage. blogs.barrons.com/incomeinvesting/2014/05/23/barclays-downgrades-electric-utility-bonds-sees-viable-solar-competition/ v @Sustai… [Original.]

Monday 10:26 · @danielpunkass OK, I think it’s hibernation like @janl suggested. Just noticed that if I close the cover *briefly*, it comes right back on. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Monday 10:27 · @avi4now Where’s that in the prefs? Looking.... [Original, responding to @avi4now.]

Monday 11:15 · RT @_honza: Did you know that it's perfectly fine to enjoy programming in both static and dynamic languages? [Original.]

Monday 11:18 · RT @rbanffy: @_honza @timbray Plus, it's perfectly OK to like languages with various design philosophies. Except PHP. It's not fine to like… [Original.]

Monday 11:36 · RT @thereaIbanksy: #banksy #MemorialDay [Original.]

Monday 11:38 · @steveklabnik It’s *way* more complicated than that: lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2014AprJun/thread.html [Original, responding to @steveklabnik.]

Monday 11:39 · @steveklabnik And yeah, you get a grip, you actually have to read hundreds of complicated inputs from experts, not just a reddit rant. [Original, responding to @steveklabnik.]

Monday 11:56 · @steveklabnik Anyhow, there are people I really respect, whose integrity isn’t really in doubt, who still think HTTP2 is worth working on. [Original, responding to @steveklabnik.]

Monday 15:21 · Got a Sammy 28" 4K for my MacBook, www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IEZGWI2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00IEZGWI2&linkCode=as2&tag=ongoing-20&linkId=MGQ3MUD5VFMBARZH In Vancouver, get it at NCIX: www.ncix.com/detail/samsung-u28d590d-28in-4k-uhd-c5-95635.htm Wow. So pixels. Much bright. [Original.]

Monday 15:34 · @benagarr Dunno, can’t tell, how would I find out? [Original, responding to @benagarr.]

Monday 16:35 · @beconstant Rudimentary compared to what? [Original, responding to @beconstant.]

Monday 17:52 · @beconstant Ask me again in a few days. Initial impressions excellent. [Original, responding to @beconstant.]

Monday 20:44 · Secret Canadian plan to surround the USA; it WILL HAPPEN one of these years: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/baird-says-no-to-annexing-turks-and-caicos-as-new-province-or-territory/article18861331/ [Original.]

Monday 20:47 · Starting to get seriously upset about C-13. A sleazy anti-privacy grab by Canada’s government; shame on them. www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyberbullying-bill-won-t-be-split-in-2-peter-mackay-says-1.2654659?cmp=rss [Original.]

Monday 21:04 · @codemonkeyism Very pleasing so far, but only an hour or two in. [Original, responding to @codemonkeyism.]

Monday 21:05 · @gf_tech Not a mounting expert but looks like desktop-only. [Original, responding to @gf_tech.]

Tuesday 00:49 · RT @ScanBC: #Surrey #RCMP are responding to 58 Ave & 138 St after someone invited a stranger into their home and now is refusing to leave. [Original.]

Tuesday 07:29 · How much privacy do you want? https://t.co/Dko3jC9muV [Original.]

Tuesday 07:30 · @thombrooks Thanks! [Original, responding to @thombrooks.]

Tuesday 07:34 · @bodil On this side of the pond we just say “iron”; may help with shopping semiotics. [Original, responding to @bodil.]

Tuesday 09:42 · Nate Silver on why Picketty’s data-set is like vacuuming a dirty floor: fivethirtyeight.com/features/be-skeptical-of-both-piketty-and-his-skeptics/ [Original.]

Tuesday 09:43 · RT @dliggat: @timbray It really does seem like T-Mobile USA has an aversion to receiving money. www.caseyliss.com/2014/5/27/tmobiles-clown-shoes [Original.]

Tuesday 12:00 · @Porta Thanks! [Original, responding to @Porta.]

Tuesday 15:54 · Slapped a cheap FX2PK adapter & the Pentax 100mm macro on the X-T1, having absurd fun. www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BBI994/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008BBI994&linkCode=as2&tag=ongoing-20&linkId=J5C4LSW6HTOO2YTJ [Original.]

Tuesday 21:21 · That feeling when a beautiful piece shows up on a blog that’s been on hiatus for years. [Original.]

Tuesday 21:27 · Quimper: dervala.net/2014/05/27/quimper/ [Original.]

Wednesday 19:51 · RT @authzero: spent the morning with @timbray talking about the future of Auth0. Grateful to have you as an advisor! [Original.]

Wednesday 20:34 · Watching the A’s game… you can get a Coco Crisp garden gnome. Is it just me or is that postmodernly weird? [Original.]

Wednesday 20:37 · Here it is: oakland.athletics.mlb.com/oak/ticketing/gnome.jsp [Original.]

Wednesday 20:49 · @bmann Yeah I’d love to. [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Thursday 08:03 · TIL about the Serval project: https://t.co/xFdwHVIZH1 [Original.]

Thursday 10:11 · Salt & Pepper for password storage; another layer of defense-in-depth: https://t.co/cmSpeOM3r9 [Original.]

Thursday 10:46 · RT @bodil: Sigh! If you believe your programming language of choice is superior to all others, YOU'RE DOING LIFE WRONG. Be polyglot or be s… [Original.]

Thursday 16:28 · A significant update from Keybase, which is trying to be a service you can use without trusting: https://t.co/NCI0TlILas [Original.]

Thursday 18:47 · Are the “Windows support” tele-spam er tele-scam calls even legal? They sure shouldn’t be. [Original.]

Thursday 20:29 · @nelson @gnat OS X deserves some respect as the existence proof that a Unix could have a competently executed UI. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 08:59 · Why you might want to decorate your new Fuji X-Cam with a funky Pentax lens: https://t.co/lB22148Y6H [Original.]

Friday 09:34 · On Wednesday I heard someone say: “Oh, Piketty’s been refuted.” I think not: www.nytimes.com/2014/05/30/upshot/thomas-piketty-responds-to-criticism-of-his-data.html?_r=0 [Original.]

Friday 09:41 · There is a powerful political faction that desperately *needs* Piketty to have been refuted. [Original.]

Friday 09:43 · John Cowan is looking for a gig. Guy knows everything about publishing tech, knowledge rep, i18n. home.ccil.org/~cowan/resume.pdf [Original.]

Friday 09:45 · @nelson You should give it a try; it’s perfectly readable & charts work well on mobile Kindle apps. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 10:53 · @philswenson There’s a faction that doesn’t want to have a discussion about whether it’s a problem. [Original, responding to @philswenson.]

Friday 10:54 · Ouch; that Fotodiox Fuji-to-Pentax adapter I slimed is *not* busted, I was just using it wrong. Great product: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BBI994/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008BBI994&linkCode=as2&tag=ongoing-20&linkId=ID6ZC3HPJXNKWR2Z [Original.]

Friday 19:05 · @ftrain Ahhh.... the smell of the mimeo machine ink. Only it was usually a Gestetner iirc [Original, responding to @ftrain.]

Saturday 11:18 · What Programmers Do: https://t.co/qL2Y9rarFT Overly long (as usual); veers into open-source culture, not just tech. [Original.]

Saturday 13:23 · A subtle dilemma: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2014/05/subtle-dilemma.html Must-read. [Original.]

Saturday 15:34 · @sayrer It’s cool that there’s a site named www.strchr.com/ [Original, responding to @sayrer.]

Saturday 15:49 · @AlainODea IMO Go’s typed channels and goroutines encourage what’s essentially an actor model. Entirely free of FP jargon though. [Original, responding to @AlainODea.]

Saturday 15:57 · @AlainODea I think that a well-done idiomatic actor implementation gives you 80% of the benefits of full-dress FP. [Original, responding to @AlainODea.]

Saturday 16:28 · @AlainODea Probably because I think that 80% of the FP benefit is because it makes distribution tractable. :) [Original, responding to @AlainODea.]

Saturday 21:46 · Wow, FIFA. Very bribes. So millions. Many corruption. www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27652181 [Original.]

Saturday 22:51 · @shanselman Whether or not you're in Balaklava (which is now part of Sevastopol) [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Sunday 12:33 · @shanley Gave a shout-out to MVC at https://t.co/TX8KocoAk6 [Original, responding to @shanley.]

Sunday 13:38 · Advice for economists: Come up with some sort (any sort) of Piketty critique. You will be suddenly be the darling of powerful media voices. [Original.]

Sunday 13:39 · @lobrien I disagree. I’m a literate person with a tech degree and I found reading the thing instructive and entertaining. [Original, responding to @lobrien.]

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